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In the papers today - 10 July 2006

The government is considering taking over ownership of British Energy's nuclear sites to make it easier for companies such as Eon, EDF and RWE to build new reactors. The government, which owns two thirds of BE, is expected to pre-approve sites such as Sizewell in Suffolk, Dungeness in Kent and Hinckley Point in Somerset. This would reduce delays to construction of the plant - Financial Times
At least 122 people were killed early yesterday when a Russian passenger jet skidded off a wet Siberian runway, smashed through a concrete barrier and burst into flames. The aircraft apparently landed safely but failed to brake - The Times The Government must not give preferential treatment to nuclear in the energy review, MPs warned today. The trade and industry committee released a report raising concern that ministers may have overstated 'the energy gap' and on our future dependence on gas imports - The Telegraph Home owner Mukesh Shah's two storey 1970s extension was demolished last night as his DIY enthusiast brother and neighbour Rekha Shah dug a hole for foundations of his own extension undermining his brothers. The ground, already weakened by heavy rain, was unable to support M. Shah's foundations which slipped into the hole destroying the side of house - Metro The Guggenheim Foundation has announced plans to build its largest museum yet, in Abu Dhabi. The £108M project will be designed by Frank Gehry and built on an extension to Saadiyat Island - The Independent Arabian infrastructure giant Dubai Ports World which bought P&O in January is considering floating part of the company on the London or Dubai stock markets later this year to raise £1bn of new capital for the business. The floated company could be worth up to £6bn - The Independent Tomorrow's government energy review is expected to give the green light to more nuclear power plants because it is economically viable and does not create carbon emissions which contribute to climate change. But the review will say that the private sector should finance and operate the plants without any government subsidy - The IndependentRelated links:Today's top stories

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